Peer Review:

Submitted papers are read by Editors and decision is made whether they qualify for further review. As part of screening process, the manuscripts will be subjected to anti-plagiarism software. Manuscripts not qualifying are rejected right away and authors are informed of the decision. Qualifying manuscripts are sent to at least two independent reviewers whose comments are expected to be returned within two weeks. In some cases review process may take longer than expected. Usually reviewers are invited to discuss and agree the time frame where necessary. After receiving comments from reviewers, the editorial office prepares the summary and sends to the corresponding authors for revision of the manuscripts.


Subsequently, the revised manuscripts are returned to the Editor. The manuscript is then sent to reviewers for cross checking as to whether the suggested corrections and concerns have been addressed. The comments of reviewers usually include recommendations on the suitability of the manuscript. The final revised manuscript is then sent to a member of editorial board specialized in the respective subject of the study for final review. The decision to accept or reject the manuscript will base on the comments received throughout the review process. The final decision is usually sent to the authors within two weeks after completion of the review process. Rejected manuscripts after completion of the review process will not be considered for re-submission to TVJ.

Open Access Policy:

Optional open access publication is possible. The author(s) will be charged a modest fee of USD 150 or TZS 360,000 per article payable to Tanzania Veterinary Association to offset production costs. Authors are required to send request for open access publication to the Editor after the manuscript is accepted.  In case of payment delay, the article will be published but will not be open access until when the payment is confirmed.

Publication Scheduling:

TVJ is biannual, publishes two volumes per year. One volume is published in each half of the year. However manuscripts in the respective issue may be immediately available online after acceptance. Click here to view current issue


History of the Journal

Tanzania Veterinary Journal (The Tropical Veterinarian), abbreviated as TVJ is an official Journal of Tanzania Veterinary Association (TVA) . TVJ is supported by TVA and The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), Sokoine University of Agriculture. The journal was founded in 1979 and by then was known as Tanzania Veterinary Bulletin (TVB). From 1991, TVB changed its name to Tanzania Veterinary Journal also abbreviated as TVJ, but retained its identity as the Tropical Veterinarian. TVJ continued with the existing series of published volumes and subsequently kick-started with Volume number 11 as print only Journal. From the year 2007, TVJ started to publish its articles online through African Journals Online (AJOL). In addition, from the year 2020, the Journal established its website and online manuscript processing and publication platform using OJS based system.



Articles are indexed in AJOL, EBSCO, CABI, Google Scholar and CrossRef (via AJOL), African Index Medicus (AIM)

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2714-206X
print ISSN: 0856-1451